Friday, May 19, 2017

Preparing Your Go Bag

Being prepared for an emergency situation is so important, especially when that emergency is an impromptu card class or a last minute girls get-a-way weekend.  Which is why having your crafty "go" bag always prepared is essential for your well being!

On today's podcast, we discuss what a "go" bag is, what to use for your "go" bag and items to include.  Plus, we discuss the key elements to take into consideration when you are either planning or attending a class or retreat.


Top 5 Items to Include per our special Facebook Group

  1. Adhesive
  2. Scissors
  3. MISTI
  4. Paper Cutter
  5. Foam Tape

When Planning a Retreat or Class, Keep These Things in Mind
  • If travel is involved, supply all sharp items; scissors, paper cutter, craft knife, etc.
  • Do not require big and bulky items that attendees may have to put into checked luggage
  • Let attendees know what you will be providing so they can plan accordingly

When Attending a Retreat or Class, Keep These Things in Mind
  • Your space will be about the size of placemat, do not overdo it
  • Use a Purse Hook to hang your bag from the table
  • Bring your Mini MISTI versus your Original
  • If using a MISTI, replace the stamp to the original acrylic block and make sure it's straight
  • Be prepared to share
  • Label all of your supplies
  • Do not bring valuable or sacred items
  • Be responsible for your items

My recommended "go" bag supply list for card makers
  • Adhesive
  • Mini MISTI
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Mini VersaMark pad
  • Pick Me Up
  • Glue Dots
  • White Gel Pen
  • Pen to sign back of cards
  • Bone Folder
  • Wipes
  • Sponge
  • Distress Tool
  • Scissors
  • Dimensionals or Foam Tape




  1. Good morning Suzanne! Thank you for the Bunkie Love and great memories of our early years ❤️❤️❤️ . It's a fabulous Bunkie adventure and it's so nice to have the company of so many others who have collected Bunkie Bags along the way! Many thanks to all! Hugs, Denise

  2. Such a cool post!!! It very useful too!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Love my bags. And thank you for the lists. I have an excel list , divided into 2 sections as a check list. top section is for going to make n takes, single night classes, etc. bottom section has additional stuff I want for crops and retreats. I do need to pare that one down a little though - it is barely fitting in my WAGON!

    1. That is great on the list! Good thing you are bringing your "wagon" next week! Oh wait...It's THIS week! WHAT?!